My recommendation would be WordPress. Being the most popular blogging platform and CMS on the planet means that it also has the biggest number of addons available.
There are tens of thousands of themes – free and paid – to make your blog look the way you want. And there are tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) of plugins that allow you to extend the functionality of your blog.
The downside if it being the most popular platform is that WordPress sites are also the most targeted by hackers. Something like 30,000 sites are hacked each day.
So knowing how to make your blogs secure, or having someone build a secure …
This (the title of this post) is a question I was asked recently. Here’s my answer…
Internet marketing is the broad term that describes selling goods and services online.
Affiliate marketing – probably the most common type of internet marketing – is a subset of this.
Here, you only sell other people’s goods and services (not your own) but for a commission. Affiliate marketers are effectively online salesmen.
So, is there a future in internet marketing?
In a word: Absolutely.
About 3 billion people – less than half the world’s population – has regular access to the internet. That’s due to change in the coming years as a globally accessible internet …
While it’s a good idea to have your own website when doing affiliate marketing, you don’t need to have one. But being a blogger means that you do have a website where you post regularly. That may be one you own, or it may be a site on one of the free blogging platforms out there. If you’re not posting content regularly somewhere, then you’re not really a blogger.
That said, you can always just join affiliate programs and promote the raw affiliate links they give you.
This isn’t the best idea though for these reasons:
- Some platforms (like Facebook and Instagram) will routinely block you from posting affiliate links.
- Some paid
Spencer Mecham made the video below about how to get started in affiliate marketing.
Why should you listen to him instead of anyone else?
Because he’s Clickfunnels®’ #1 affiliate.
Spencer is a Dream Car winner in the Clickfunnels® affiliate program. That means he’s recruited at least 100 people into Clickfunnels®. And for that, he’s given $500 per month – in addition to his regular commissions – to cover payments on the car of his choice.
With that number of referrals, I estimated he’d be earning somewhere between $3,880 and $11,880 per month, just in commissions.
The reason for the big difference in potential income is because Clickfunnels® has two price points …
As you may know, I’ve been talking about Clickfunnels® a fair bit this year. It’s the best known of the sales funnel builder services. But it is expensive.
A basic Clickfunnels® plan is $97/mth. And the Enterprise level plan (with all the bells and whistles) is a whopping $297/mth.
I’m on the basic plan myself. If you want to know more about that plan, I reviewed Clickfunnels® in this post.
Given Clickfunnels®’ expense, I’ve been getting a lot of queries about a product called FunnelsKit which (at the time of writing) costs a single $100 payment (actually, it’s $69 with the 31% discount coupon code).
UPDATE: Since this post was originally …
I originally published this post here on my other website – EmailListBuildingTechniques.com, which (obviously 🙂 ) deals with email marketing and list building – and it seemed like a good idea to repost it here since it’s all about affiliate marketing training courses.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of courses as I don’t know every one in existence. It is, however, a list of of courses I have used myself, so I can vouch for them.
Bear in mind that not all courses, however good they are, will suit all people. Teaching styles vary. Some people prefer to absorb information by reading, others through watching video.
What course will suit you …
GoDaddy used to be my domain registrar of choice. But that was back in the days when they were cheap and offered discount coupons.
Why GoDaddy Sucks
Their coupons used to work worldwide. Then they started geo-locking coupons to territories so, for example, the $0.99 new domain coupon wouldn’t work in Europe. And so on.
Prices are also forced into your local currency with no option of paying in the currency of your choice, unless you use a VPN.
Then the domain fees and, particularly, the domain renewal fees started rising over the years.
Then they introduced the Discount Domain Club. Pay $120 per year and your domain renewal fees are reduced.…
UPDATE: I’ve updated this comparison review to reflect changes in both Instant Video Wizard and Content Samurai since the post was first written. Both online video creation apps have dropped significantly in price since then and Instant Video Wizard has had a user interface re-design, now reflected in the screenshots below.
There’s a new video creation tool on the block called Instant Video Wizard which has just gone on sale today. Instant Video Wizard has now been available for a couple of years.
You may have seen a previous post I wrote about my favorite video creation tool – Content Samurai. I also have a more extensive review of Content …
2018 was an amazing year for ClickFunnels®.
In the episode below of his Funnel Hacker TV webseries, founder Russell Brunson takes you through a 2018 ClickFunnels® review, and he gives his 3 biggest breakthrough revelations in business growth and selling online.
It was a banner year for the company and it wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for all of the users, the sales funnels they created and the affiliate marketers spreading the word!
As I’ve already said in a previous post, Clickfunnels® has a fantastic affiliate program. And it’s one I’m now heavily invested in myself.
It’s how I’m starting to build a sustainable passive income that I can rely …